China’s Wolf Warriors are like Simba from Lion King, its foreign ministry says

China’s Wolf Warriors are like Simba from Lion King, its foreign ministry says

Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying has issued a defence of the country’s Wolf Warrior diplomacy, likening the approach to that of a character in Disney’s The Lion King.

Hua responded to a question from Beijing Daily at a foreign ministry press conference on Thursday about the German media’s critical coverage of China’s aggressive diplomacy.

The German Der Tagesspiegel newspaper had published an article titled “Wolf Warriors from Beijing: China’s diplomats are becoming more aggressive”, which referenced the Chinese ambassador in Berlin’s criticism of an event discussing China’s human rights record that was held by the German parliament’s human rights commission.

Hua said she was aware of the coverage, adding that China’s diplomacy was not actively aggressive and that the country would defend itself when criticised.